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Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Keeping farmers in the picture can be one of the solutions to climate change

‘Why is no one talking about farming at COP26?’asks columnist David Zirnhelt

  • Nov 25, 2021
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B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Brenda Anderson Off Topic

COLUMN: An alarming trend is developing in the wee hours

End of Daylight Saving a good time to replace batteries in smoke, CO detectors

Brenda Anderson Off Topic

COLUMN: Words by A.Y. Jackson

Submitted by Norma Watt Tickets were limited. Maurice, a fellow art college…

  • Oct 28, 2021
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The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Salmon Arm’s Dr. Warren Bell looks at the mRNA vaccines being used in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants. (File photo)

Column: Breaking down Big Pharma’s vaccine response to COVID-19

Salmon Arm doctor addresses history, efficacy of mRNA vaccines

  • Oct 7, 2021
Salmon Arm’s Dr. Warren Bell looks at the mRNA vaccines being used in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants. (File photo)
Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Small businesses deserve support

Those who disagree with provincial mandate shouldn’t take it out on business

Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Animal care

The eyes of the world might just be watching your operation

  • Sep 10, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Robert Macrae. (File photo)

Guest Column: Reflections on Black Lives Matter

The notion of human races is a lie. There was a “genetic…

  • Sep 2, 2021
Robert Macrae. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: Time to look at some additional options of fighting wildfires

After research I was able to find two articles about the effectiveness of thinning on fire control

  • Sep 2, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
With the recent heat dome, there were several days of record-breaking temperatures throughout the province. (File photo)

GUEST COLUMN: Liberals and Conservatives guarantee climate crisis inaction

During the last week of June 2021, the Pacific Northwest experienced a…

  • Aug 28, 2021
With the recent heat dome, there were several days of record-breaking temperatures throughout the province. (File photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
Gwynne Dyer. File photo
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Gwynne Dyer. Trail Times file

The conquest of Mexico: Some history is inevitable

Friday, Aug. 13, is the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of…

  • Aug 12, 2021
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The Red Dress Project aims to honour the memory of Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. (Vancouver Island University photo)

COLUMN: Reflections on Indigenous poeples

Submitted by Robert Macrae After the release of the Royal Commission on…

  • Aug 6, 2021
The Red Dress Project aims to honour the memory of Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. (Vancouver Island University photo)